Chicago Bears (4-3) 31, Green Bay Packers (6-1) 10
Sunday October 31st 1965 (at Chicago)
(CHICAGO) - The perfect record of the Packers was smashed by the inspired Bears, whose brilliant Gale Sayers streaked 62 yards with a punt return for the game's decisive play. The Packer downfall after six straight victories also stemmed from three Bear thefts of Bart Starr passes, who had only two intercepted previously. Two interceptions led to the second and third Bear touchdowns which put the Packers behind 17-7 in the second quarter. Sayers, one of four different Chicago players scoring touchdowns, sewed up the fourth straight Bear victory after three defeats with his 62-yard punt return early in the third period. The rookie from Kansas raced to the Packer 15 after some tremendous running, and three plays later Jon Arnett slammed across from the two-yard line. That put the Bears ahead 24-10 and left the Packers easy prey for a fourth quarter touchdown on Ron Bull's five-yard end run which capped a 62-yard Chicago drive in 10 plays. Green Bay's only touchdown against the fierce Bear defense came in the first quarter for a 7-0 Packer lead. Jim Taylor capped a 70-yard Packer march, including Starr's 33-yard run to the Bear 14, with a one-yard scoring smash. During this four-week stretch (October 24-November 14), Green Bay would be sacked 25 times, fail to throw a touchdown pass, and fail to complete a pass longer than 25 yards, yet win two of the four contests.
GREEN BAY -  7  3  0  0 - 10
CHICAGO   -  0 17  7  7 - 31
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   14            20
Rush-yards-TDs          35-121-1      46-212-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-26-116-0-3   5-11-53-1-2
Sacked-yards                2-18           0-0
Net pass yards                98            53
Total yards                  219           265
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-1
Turnovers                      4             3
Penalties-yards             3-39          3-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CHI - Roger LeClerc, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - CHI - Jim Jones, 13-yard pass from Rudy Bukich (LeClerc kick) CHICAGO 10-7
2nd - CHI - Gale Sayers, 10-yard run (LeClerc kick) CHICAGO 17-7
2nd - GB - Chandler, 43-yard field goal CHICAGO 17-10
3rd - CHI - Jon Arnett, 2-yard run (LeClerc kick) CHICAGO 24-10
4th - CHI - Ronnie Bull, 4-yard run (LeClerc kick) CHICAGO 31-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 16-50 1 TD, Bart Starr 3-48, Paul Hornung 7-16, Elijah Pitts 5-13, Tom Moore 1-0, Dennis Claridge 2-(-3), Junior Coffey 1-(-3)
CHICAGO - Jon Arnett 13-73 1 TD, Gale Sayers 16-66 1 TD, Ronnie Bull 12-47 1 TD, Andy Livingston 4-40, Rudy Bukich 1-(-14)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 20-10-94 3 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 5-2-9, Dennis Claridge 1-1-13
CHICAGO - Rudy Bukich 11-5-53 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 6-58, Elijah Pitts 2-19, Bill Anderson 2-17, Paul Hornung 1-13, Boyd Dowler 1-6, Jim Taylor 1-3
CHICAGO - Jim Jones 3-41 1 TD, Johnny Morris 1-11, Gale Sayers 1-1
Home movies of the Packers at Wrigley Field against the Bears